How to Help Your Pet Adapt to His New Pet Carrier

How to Help Your Pet Adapt to His New Pet Carrier

You possess a new small dog or puppy and you’re simply needing to take him out together with you. Perhaps you have errands to own, nor wish to leave him home alone. After all, one good reason you probably decided on a small breed is that is portable. Well, not too fast… If you want your pet to love vacationing with you, you need to take the time to create a positive experience from your beginning.

The worst reaction you can have placed him in a very pet travel carrier of any kind, rush on your way towards the vet’s office and after that plop him on a cold examining table. Do not let your dog’s first or only experience in a pet carrier be described as a trip to the vet’s office for shots or even an examination.

Let your canine friend become utilized to his dog tote or carrier before you take him out in it. Put a harness on the dog and place the carrier on to the floor with his favorite toy as well as a treat or chew within the tote. Let him go in and out from the carrier to get a couple of days. Dogs love small spaces where they are better. Praise him when he or she is inside the carrier.

After several days, put a harness on your pet, place him within the carrier along together with his favorite toy and chew (bully sticks are very effective as they are long-lasting). Attach the restraining strap towards the harness and take him outside to play or run. Never attach a restraining strap to some receiver collar; it is just a choking hazard. Remember to praise him while he sits in his carrier. Do this once or twice.

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Selecting the Right Dog Harness for Your Pooch

Selecting the Right Dog Harness for Your Pooch

These days, a lot of people are buying dog harnesses instead of collars. People love their dogs, and by buying a harness they’re less likely to choke while being  how do you decide which one to buy? After all, you aren’t a dog so you don’t know what they might like.

There’s a few things to consider here:

1) What kind would work best for your pooch? 2) How much money can you spend on a soft pooch harness?

Let’s jump right in to the first question-

What Kind do I Need?

Here’s a few questions to ask yourself to figure that out:

  • Is your dog male or female? You don’t want a pink harness on a male dog, right? 
  • Does your dog love to swim? If so, leather may not be a good choice- go with nylon instead.
  • Will the harness be used on long walks? Does your dog pull hard, or is it pretty calm and gentle while being walked?
  • Is their skin sensitive? What is their fur like? 
  • Is this small dog harness to help strap your dog into the car? If so, how long are the trips you’ll be making with it? You definitely want your dog to be comfortable, right?
  • Will your dog get the harness dirty, so it has to be machine washable?

The last thing to do is determine if a harness will be big enough. Because most harnesses are measured by girth, that is how you should measure your pooch. All you need to do this is a flexible measuring tape.

If you don’t have one, just measure it with a piece of string. Then measure the length of the string to a ruler or meter stick. Start by measuring around the base of your dog’s neck. A lot of the time, …

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How To Spoil Your Pet Rotten

Being an avid Pet Lover, the one thing hard to do is find a great store that carries everything you need to give your pet a great enjoying life. I was so tired of going store to store trying to find what I needed. Making appointments at one place and then having to travel across town to another. I currently have 3 cats and a dog and grocery stores just don’t cut it anymore. The food they offer is cheap and lacks what our pets really need to have healthy long lives. I was so tired of poor customer service and employees not knowing anything about pet care.

I’ve even tried grooming my animals myself because of all the bad experiences I’ve had.  Which I would highly recommend not! Especially when your cats have nice long claws. Ouch!!!  It’s a complete science to understanding animals and I would highly recommend leaving it up to the professionals.  There is some good companies out there you just have to really spend the time looking for them.

Don’t just settle on any vet or groomer because it’s the one closest or convenient.  Pets are an investment of time and money.  You wouldn’t take your kids to a restaurant you know is bad just because its next door. I’m sure you know what I mean.  Some good companies out there are like PetCo, PetSmart and even some of your local vet offices.  So take your time and you will find what your looking for.  If you would like to share your experiences or suggestions please feel free to click the link below.…

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Cat Flaps – Convenience for Cats and Their Owners

Cat flaps are convenient, provided you do actually have a cat of course. They serve as an entry and exit point that your cats can use independently, eliminating the need to be constantly worried about if and when the cat needs to be let out or indeed back in.

Since the inception of the cat flap, this “cat door” has moved along with technology and now there are different kinds of pet flap on the market. Although the principal is the same, no longer are some of the cat flaps, simply a hole in wall or door!

These evolutions in technology have certainly helped to prevent some of the less pleasant side effects of effectively having a small entrance point in the side of one of your walls or doors. With some of the more advanced flaps, you can now prevent other; let’s say less desirable cats from around the neighbourhood from simply using your home as a play palace!

It may sound a little daunting for some pet owners, but most of the functions on these cat flaps are very easy to operate and ultimately help you make your house that little bit more secure.

Of course, the basic flaps are still widely available to those that prefer to use them and prices vary accordingly, usually with the more hi-tech examples proving to be the most expensive.

So, what do some of these fancy feline flaps actually do differently from their most basic counterparts?

A selective cat flap is able discern which cat or cats should be allowed in or allowed out, ensuring that your neighbours cats or any strays will not be able to just wander into your home if you do not wish them to!

A 4 way cat flap has different main settings, so …

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Raising Chickens at Home – Can Be A Fun And Interesting Hobby For Anyone

Raising Chickens at Home - Can Be A Fun And Interesting Hobby For Anyone

Prior to about the middle of last century, many families were involved in raising chickens at home. Mostly this was done for economic reasons, to provide food for the family. But these days-while many people still do it for that reason-raising chickens at home is becoming more popular as a hobby. Some people even consider their chickens to be their pets!

The first thing that anyone who is interested in raising chickens at home should do is to check the law in their subdivision, town, county, or state. Raising chickens at home might not be legally allowed.

If there is no law against raising chickens at home, a new chicken enthusiast should start researching all the details about this interesting hobby. It’s important to know what to feed chickens to keep them healthy.

Actually, it is fairly easy to feed chickens. They enjoy leftover foods, weeds, and garden pests. They occasionally eat mice, too. All of this makes pet chickens wonderful lawn and garden assistants. But they should be provided with nourishing corn and water on a daily basis.

It’s also important to know how to safely house chickens. There are many predators for chickens, even in city environments. Cats, hawks or other large  people may be tempted to steal pet chickens from someone’s yard. The weather can also impact the health of these birds. A covered chicken coop is a must, preferably one that is dark inside to give the chickens a chance to rest or lay eggs. Outside the coop, chickens need room to wander around. They don’t need a lot of space, but the more the better. And a dirt environment is best as chickens love to scratch in it.

Once the food and housing situation is resolved, it’s time to bring home several chicks. When raising …

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